boot loader problem

James Kosin jkosin at
Fri Jul 29 13:31:58 UTC 2005

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Jeff Vian wrote:

|On Fri, 2005-07-29 at 15:01 +0200, Mattia Milleri wrote:
|>I have a problem with the bootloader, at the end of FC4 install you are
|>asked which of partitions of the disk you want to be bootable, and you
|>have to choose those that you want and give a name to them.
|>I have one partition with WinXP and another one with FC4, so I wanted
|>the possibilty to choose during system start which OS I wanted to boot,
|>but the boot loader boots only FC4 even if I wanted the possibility to
|>boot WinXP also.
|>I can rewrite the boot-loader to boot WinXP but then it's impossible to
|>boot FC4.
|>Maybe I did something wrong during installation process? In which way I
|>should choose the partitions that will be bootable? Maybe I had to
|>de-select the default flag on FC4 for booting.
|>Thanks for help!
|For a few seconds during the start of the boot there is an option to hit
|a key and get the boot menu.  The menu is hidden by default but that can
|be disabled. If you display the menu, then you can select whatever other
|os you have set to boot.
|If you look in /boot/grub/grub.conf and comment out the line that says
|"hiddenmenu" then the menu will display every time, not just when you
|press a key at the proper time.  The length of time the menu is
|displayed/available is set by the timeout line in the same location.
Thanks, I wasn't sure how to reply to Mattia without using the old
"read the boot screen" comment.

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